Women Engineering Graduates

News

Congratulations to this year's Outstanding Woman in Engineering award recipients! The winners were Kathryn Bohn (ME), Cecilia Cadenas (CPE), Sara Hellstrom (BMED), Gabby Igel (IE), and Sara Lillard (AERO). Click here to learn more about these extraordinary female engineers!

Upcoming events

Women's Engineering Program Industry Advisory Board Meeting: May 16, 2014

The WEP Industry Advisory Board (IAB) will be having its spring meeting on Friday, May 16, 2014.  For more information on our IAB, click here.

For a more detailed calendar of SWE and WEP events, click here.

Did you know?

+ Engineers make a difference!

780 million people lack access to clean water; approximately 1 in 9 people. Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related illness. Lack of sanitation is the world's leading cause of infection.

-Water.org

Engineers Without Borders: EWB-Cal Poly is working towards providing clean drinking water in Thailand, improving sanitation in India,and improving overall health in Nicaragua.

Engineering World Health: "EWH finds innovative solutions to overcome technical challenges impacting health care in developing countries."

+ Many companies recruit from Cal Poly.

Average starting salary: $63,000

Highest starting salary: $115,000

In 2011, 93% of graduates were employed or went to grad school.

-Graduate Status Report

DisneyImagineer That! "Join the talented team that develops and delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world."

+ You CAN change your major.

Almost 90% of CP students didn’t decide to be an engineer until High School.

"Over 30% of our students change majors [successfully.]” –Removing Hurdles Towards Progress to Degree: Curricular, Poly, and Technical Challenges


Contact Information


Program Director

Helene Finger

hfinger@calpoly.edu

Student Assistant

Amy Nichols

womens-engineering@calpoly.edu

WEP Office

Building 13, Room 216

Cal Poly State University

San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

(805) 756-2350

SWE Office

Building 13, Room 202

Cal Poly State University

San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

(805) 756-2417